Peppermint Grasshoppers.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

At our holiday pot luck one of my co-workers brought the most delicious peppermint brownies and I couldn't resist asking for the recipe. Some call them peppermint brownies, others call them grasshopper brownies; I prefer the latter. I finally whipped them up and am sad to see that there are none left. Zero! Zilch! Which is also a good thing since it is a testament to how yummy they were. I made a few alternations from the original recipe and of course, I shared it with you below. There are three layers: a brownie layer, a mint frosting layer, and a hard chocolate topping. A word of advice: break those New Year's resolutions and make them. Fast. I will warn you though, it took a lot of self-control to hold myself back once the brownie layer was baked!

Grasshopper Brownies

1 Box Brownie Mix
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon peppermint extract (to taste)
3-4 drops food coloring
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Bake the brownie mix according to the package directions and let cool. To make the brownies easier to lift out of the pan, I lined my pan in tin foil. Note: I also tried baking them without the foil and it worked out great just greasing the pan with butter.

Beat together the confectioners sugar, 1/2 cup of butter, and peppermint extract in a bowl. Spread over the brownie and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

On the stove or in the microwave (I used the microwave for a total of about 45 seconds and it was very easy) melt 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter and the semisweet chocolate chips. Spread evenly over the mint icing and refrigerate until firm for about an hour. Remove from the microwave and cut into small, bite-size pieces.


Hello Again Vintage said...

Cute blog. Those brownies look delicious. I bet they didn't last very long at your Christmas party. Hehe

Lynzy said...

This look SO delicious. I will have to try this recipe sometime :)

xo Lynzy

Elle Sees said...

Ooh have I not had these in my life??? I love mint choc (maybe you've seen the recipes?) So I will be making these STAT.

potpie du monde said...

That looks so delicious!! must make these to my friends bday for this weekend :) thanks for sharing!!

Gawgus things... said...

We used to have these at break time at school. Had forgotten about them until now - will have to have a go at this recipe!! xxx

heylila said...

yummy!! that looks soooo goood! I have to try that!


The Pantry Drawer said...

they have a light version in Cooking Light and it's often voted one of the favorite recipes.. i wonder if it tastes as good as the real deal. looks DELICIOUS!

katerina said...

Now I am drooling! Omg! This brownie seems delicious!

Justine said...

oh my...can you believe I just finished dinner and I am hungry again? These look SO delicious!

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Kayla said...

These look so delicious. I am obsessed with peppermint and chocolate. These will be on the menu this weekend for sure.

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Fanny said...

omg!!!!! that seems delicious x

Hannah said...

These sound and look amazing!!! I must make them, yumyumyum =) Ireland is wonderful, you absolutely MUST go. you'll love it!

Hannah xx

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh i saw these on someone else's blog who mentioned your post. they look delicious. i am now following your blog. please feel free to follow me too!

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